Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Today is National Pecan Pie Day
1543  King Henry VIII married his 6th and last wife
1804  Alexander Hamilton died of wounds suffered in a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr
1859  William Goodale patented a paper bag manufacturing machine
1862  U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Freedom
1878  A yellow fever epidemic broke out in New Orleans – ended with over 4,500 dead
1908  Comedian and TV pioneer Milton Berle was born
1909  Joe DeRita was born – “Curly” on The Three Stooges
1937  Comedian Bill Cosby was born
1948  Fitness advocate Richard Simmons was born
1951  Actress Cheryl Ladd was born – “Charlie’s Angels”
1957  U.S. Surgeon General reports that there is a link between smoking and lung cancer
1962  The Rolling Stones give their 1st public performance in England
1974  Four aides to President Nixon were convicted of conspiracy and perjury in connection to the Watergate scandal
1984  Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” premiered on MTV
1984  Presidential candidate Walter Mondale names Geraldine Ferraro to be his VP running mate – 1st female VP on a major ticket
1988  Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis names George Bentsen as his VP running mate
1995  The U.S. public debt is said to be $4.93 trillion
1996  “NBC Nightly News” anchor John Chancellor died – anchored 1970 to 1982
1996  A divorce settlement between Diana and Prince Charles was announced – she would receive $22 million and an annual payment of $600,000
2001  A Virginia woman delivered 5 boys and 2 girls – only 3rd set of septuplets known to have survived
2003  Tom Gordon of White Sox gets a save vs. Indians – is the 14th pitcher in MLB history to have 100 wins and 100 saves
2001  Jacque Jones, Tori Hunter, and Carey Koskie each hit a pair of HRs for Minnesota – tie MLB record
1997  Roger Clemens makes his first appearance at Fenway as a Blue Jay – strikes out 16 Red Sox batters in a win
1996  Kirby Puckett announces his retirement immediately due to glaucoma
1994  Houston Pitcher John Hudek appears in the All-Star game – 1st pitcher in MLB history to be in an All-Star game without having a career win
1990  White Sox pitcher Melido Perez pitches a rain shortened 6 inning no hitter – the 7th of the season – most since 1917
1979  Double header at Cominskey Park – Disco Demolition Night – White Sox had to forfeit the 2nd game as fans ran all over the field
1966  All-Star game held in St. Louis where the on field temperature was 113 degrees
1949  AL beats NL 11-7 in All-Star game – NL commits 5 errors – 1st black players to appear in the game – Robinson, Campanella, Newcombe, and Dolby
1931  MLB teams score an average of 13.6 runs in games played today – not topped until 4/24/1996
1901  Cy Young wins his 300th game – ends with 511
#1 SONGS on JULY 12
1961  Tossin’ and Turnin’ – Bobby Lewis
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  Rag Doll – The Four Seasons
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1966  Hanky Panky – Tommy James & the Shondells
1968  This Guy’s in Love with You – Herb Alpert
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  Mama Told Me Not to Come – Three Dog Night
1971  It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move – Carole King
1972  Lean on Me – Bill Withers
1973  Will It Go Round in Circles – Billy Preston
1975  Love Will Keep Us Together – The Captain & Tennille
1976  Afternoon Delight – The Standard Vocal Band
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Coming Up (Live at Glasgow) – Paul McCartney
1981  Bette Davis Eyes – Kim Carnes
1982  Don’t You Want Me – The Human League
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1986  Holding Back the Tears – Simply Red
1987  Alone - Heart
1989  If You Don’t Know Me by Now – Simply Red
1990  Step by Step – New Kids on the Block
1991  Rush Rush – Paula Abdul
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1997  I’ll Be Missing You – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans
1998  The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica

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